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1923-1924 Men's Track Season
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Indoor Track Team Photo: Front Row: John Acker, Clifford Guptil, Ronald Havstad, Morris Berman, David Davis. Middle Row: Raymond Milner, Barney Berman, Joe Havstad, Sam Walzer, Stewart O'Shea, Lyle Peterson. Back Row: Leland Hart, Roswell Peterson, William Ulrich, Coach George Conklin.

The 1923-1924 Indoor Track season began with a lack of veterans.  Coach George Conklin, the new track coach, had his work cut out for him.

 

The first meet of the season was the Novice Meet.  Roswell Peterson earned four first place finishes.

 

The second meet was the Blue and White gathering.  Ronnie Havstad won five events.

 

North then ran against Roosevelt in a dual meet.  North won 55-30.  Ronnie Havstad again won five events (pole vault, high hurdles, 50 yard dash, 220 yard dash and 440 yard run).  Roswell Peterson added two more first place wins (shot put and standing broad jump).  A North athlete won every event except for the high jump.

 

North then faces St. Paul Central.  The Minutemen defeated the Polars. No score has been found.

 

The next conference meet was a dual against East.  The Polars lost 56-39.  Roswell Peterson won three events (standing broad jump, shot put and 50 yard dash) and Sam Walzer won the pole vault for North’s only first place finishes. Captain Havstad did not participate in this meet.

 

Edison won the next meet handily.  Three of North best athletes, Havstad, Peterson and Morris Berman, did not participate in this meet. 

 

The final meet of the season was a dual against South.  North won every event except two.  Havstad won the high hurdles, pole vault, and 440 yard run.  Berman won the broad jump, shot put and 880 yard run.  David Davis won the high jump.  The relay team consisting of  Clifford Guptil, Sam Walzer, John Acker and Havstad also was victorious.